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Your Academic
Liaison Librarians

The Academic Services Team provides support, teaching and training to students in information and digital literacy, and in how to get the most from library resources.

A photo of the Academic Services Team (as of 2018/19)

Your Academic Liaison Librarians can help you with: 

  • Referencing and Reference management
  • Finding and evaluating specialist resources, literature, evidence and information
  • Accessibility support for library resources


Rachel Hogg

  • Criminology; Law; Police Studies; Sociology

T: 01904 876699

Mon–Wed 9.00am–5.00pm / Thu 9.00am–12.30pm

Book an online tutorial with Rachel


Katherine Hughes

  • English Literature; Creative Writing; Geography; Media Studies

T: 01904 876228

Mon–Tue 9.00am–5.00pm / Wed 9.00am–12.30pm

Book an online tutorial with Katherine


Clare McCluskey-Dean

  • Primary Education; Education Studies; Early Childhood Studies; Children Young People and Families; Youth and Community; Foundation Degrees in Education; Postgraduate Degrees in Education; American Studies; History; Politics; Religion and Philosophy; War Studies; Liberal Arts Foundation Year; Postgraduate Degrees in Theology

T: 01904 876324

Mon–Fri 9.00am–5.00pm

Book an online tutorial with Clare


Jane Munks

  • Business; Psychology; Counselling

T: 01904 876105

Mon–Fri 9.00am–5.00pm

Book an online tutorial with Jane


Ruth Patterson

  • Biomedical Science; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Sport

T: 01904 876424

Tue–Wed 9.30am–5.00pm / Thu–Fri 9.30am–2.30pm

Book an online tutorial with Ruth


Thomas Peach

  • Languages, Linguistics and TESOL; Fine Art, Photography and Illustration; Design; Music; Music Production; Media Production; Drama, Theatre and Dance; Computer Sciences; Data Science; Mathematics

T: 01904 876170

Mon–Fri 9.00am–5.00pm

Book an online tutorial with Tom


Study Skills

Do you need help with essay writing or critical thinking? Having trouble with an assignment? Want to reflect on assessment feedback?

We provide guidance on searching and evaluating resources, academic writing and referencing. You can use our range of self-help resources or book a workshop or tutorial with the study development team.

Key Resources

Our Special Collections include the York St John University Historical Archive, the Rees-Williams Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Books.

Our Historical Archives date from 1812 and can be consulted by appointment by emailing

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